The 710 went to the paint shop this summer. The old patina was great, but after many seasons of track abuse, it really needed freshening. The blue I used on the hood and trunk is the actual 1974 Datsun 710 ‘Light Blue’ that the car came painted in from the factory (you can still see the original paint in the door jams). I found an old PPG paint code book and had my painter find a current match in single stage. I’m currently reassembling and installing fresh hood pins, hardware, etc. And I got my excellent vinyl work done at Vinyl Styles in San Carlos, CA.
I have a hard time fitting well in car seats, race and street. Not only am I tall and thin, but very long waisted. So I need a tall seat back to have the shoulder harnesses fit properly, but that is usually only found in XL seats that also come with a very wide seat bottom. Ten years ago I had Ultrashield make me a custom aluminum seat for a previous car, so I had them build me another one for my current car. They made it with a narrow seat bottom and a +2″ seat back so the shoulder harness holes and the helmet halo containment system are the correct heights. Not cheap, but safety never is. (Thanks to my amazing wife Kathy Summers for the awesome birthday present.)